COMES IN THREES" - Not true. In reality, everything
comes in ones. Sometimes, when three "ones"
come in a row, it seems like everything comes in threes.
By the way, in medieval times, it was widely believed
that everything came in twenty-sixes. They were wrong,
too. It just took them longer to recognize the pattern.
"YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU
(when you die)" - Well..., that depends on what it
is. If its your dark blue suit, you can certainly
take it with you. In fact, not only can you take it with
you, you can probably put some things in your pockets.
"YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY
DAY" - Actually, you learn something old every day.
Just because youve just learned it, doesnt
mean its new. Other people already knew it,
Columbus is a good example of this.
"NICE GUYS FINISH LAST" - Not
true. Studies have shown that, on average, nice guys
finish third in a field of six. Actually, short guys
finish last. By the way, in medieval times, it was widely
believed that nice guys finished twenty-sixth. You can
see how limited those people were.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Take Horses to the Races.
Frank Havens will leave this evening
with his horses, "Too Soon" and "Jimmie
H." to take in the fair at Belton next week. The
next week he will be at Lees Summit and the next at
Lamar. Both the horses are speedy animals and he ought to
bring home some money.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gray and little son
returned this morning from their trip in the east. Mrs.
Gray has been visiting her old home in New York state and
her husband joined her there ten days ago. Before coming
home they attended the Canadian exposition at Toronto
which has just opened and is attracting great crowds.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Martin have rented
their house on Keller street ready furnished and expect
to leave a week from Monday for a two months visit
Missouri Preservation will hold
the annual Statewide Historic Preservation
Conference on Oct.19th-21 in Washington, MO at
the St. Francis Borgia Jesuit Hall.
This years theme is
Conserve, Preserve, Protect, which will focus on
sustainability and historic preservation.
The featured keynote speaker
will be Mike Jackson, FAIA is the acting Director
of the Preservation Services Division of the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. He is a
founding member of the Association for
Preservation Technology Committee on Sustainable
Heritage and active in the development of green
building standards and preservation policies.
Also featured will be a stone
repair workshop with John Speweik, a historic
masonry specialist for Speweik Preservation
Consultants, Inc., based in Elgin, Illinois. He
is an author, traditional building investigator,
and brick mason and works with building owners
and government agencies as a historic masonry
advisor in addition to training masons on
traditional stone masonry on landmark historic
For More info call (573)
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
Champ Jimmie Lurks
The King is far from dead. The
With apologies to Richard
Petty, Jimmie Johnson has been king of the Sprint
Cup Series for four years and seems unlikely to
abdicate the throne. Maybe Pettys King with
a capital K, and Johnsons just king with a
The latest victory, his 53rd,
was at Dover International Speedway, where
Johnson has won three of the last four Cup races.
"The tire that Goodyear
brought back -- its the same as it was in
the spring -- blackened up the track in a hurry,
but really made it challenging after 30 or 40
laps. ... I had to fall back on my dirt-racing
For the record, Johnsons
"dirt-racing background" wasnt at
Eldora or Knoxville. It was through deserts.
Johnson first made his reputation in off-road
At 35 years of age, Johnson, a
native of El Cajon, Calif., has already won four
Cup championships. Only two drivers, Richard
Petty and Dale Earnhardt, have ever won more.
Neither ever won four in a row, an unprecedented
achievement. Now Johnson seems on track to make
Johnson isnt boastful by
nature, even though he has every right to be. He
laughs easily but seldom jokes. Some find him
boring off the track.
But not on it. He opened the
Chase with a 25th-place finish. Guess what? He
opened it with a 39th in 2006 and went on to win
the championship. His quick recovery at Dover was
typical of past performances. He and crew chief
Chad Knaus have forged a relationship that serves
as a model for every other such combination in
For much of the AAA 400, A.J.
Allmendinger dominated. Johnson bided his time
and ended up rising to the front and staying
there for the final stages.
"We played it smart,"
he said. "He (Allmendinger) wasnt
a Chase guy, so I didnt feel
good about letting him go, but when he got to me
and put pressure on me, I let him by.
"Come the end of the race,
he wasnt there to have to fight
Heard a female comedian say
the other night that sometimes when a guy is
asked what hes thinkin, and he
says nothin, its probly the
truth. She says men have the capability to do
Course usually ya
think of doin nothin as not
gettin anything accomplished. Im
sure the comedian would agree, doin
nothin, or thinkin nothin
in her example, achieves a better result than
other possible alternatives.
Im sure there are a
lotta parents who sometimes wish their kids
would just do nothin for a while. I can
personally attest that there are at least a
couple a grandparents that long for a ten
minute "do nothin" time slot
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
I got an e-mail this morning
from our companys internal security
department about locking your car with the remote
key fob. The memo cites the story of a woman in a
shopping center who noticed two guys in a car
watching her, and then, after she locked her car
and walked away, she heard her car unlock. It
says that car thieves have a device that can
capture the frequency of your key fob, and then
use it to unlock your car while youre in a
store. The woman claims that this was explained
to her by the police. Is it true or an urban
Ray: Its an urban legend,
Mike. When locking key fobs were new, back in the
1980s, they would be set to a single, permanent
frequency. And I suppose, in those days, if a
thief had the right equipment, he potentially
could capture the frequency and gain access to
Tom: But there are two reasons
why thats extremely unlikely today. First,
key fobs now jumble their codes. So each time you
use the fob to lock your door, it generates a
unique code that it uses only that one time.
While there might be equipment capable of
breaking through that system, its more
likely to be owned by the "Oceans
Eleven" crew that by a common burglar.
Ray: Thats the second
reason why this story is unlikely to be true:
Most people who break into your car to steal
something off the seat are opportunists, not
master planners. These guys go looking for a car
thats been left open, or theyll see a
computer on a seat and break a window to grab it.
Tom: So lock your car, and
dont leave it in my brothers
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